WARNING: Riverdale spoilers for season four and five below.
The writer behind Riverdale is planning a massive change for the upcoming season.
The CW series was forced to end earlier than planned due to a work stoppage caused by the coronavirus, leaving viewers on the major cliffhanger of Archie Andrews (KJ Apa) and Betty Cooper’s (Lili Reinhart) secret kiss.
Executive producer and showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa has now told TVLine that the fifth season will move forward several years in time after their senior year, skipping their time in college entirely.
“We’ve been talking and planning on doing a time jump, and of course, usually time-jumps happen in between seasons, because there’s a tease at the very end,” Aguirre-Sacasa confirmed.
The writer added that the time jump likely will not kick off the fifth season because he wants to complete the final three episodes that were shut down by COVID-19.
“So, what we’re doing is picking up right where we left off for the first three episodes, and then doing a time jump… after those three episodes,” he said.
The Time Jump In Riverdale Is Probably A Good Thing
Time jumps is TV shows often work very well. They breathe new life into a show as it establishes a different set of circumstances and storylines, but with the same characters you’ve grown to love. Riverdale has been struggling for a while, so it will be good to give it a bit of a reboot.
Another interesting thing to note about the Riverdale time jump is that it should now bring it inline with the same time-frame that Katy Keene takes place, so we might just see a crossover between both shows.
What do you think of the Riverdale time jump?